Octopus Clinic Blackfriars will be open from Thursday 21st May 2020 for selected face to face Physiotherapy and Osteopathy consultations. We have put the following measures in place to reduce the risk to our staff, patients and to public health. If you are considering coming for a face to face appointment it is essential that you read the following.
Your physiotherapist or osteopath will be wearing the following PPE at your appointment. This is in compliance with current government guidelines: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/wuhan-novel-coronavirus-infection-prevention-and-control
We advise that you continue with virtual sessions unless there is a clinical need to have hands on physiotherapy or osteopathy. In order for our clinicians to establish this, you will be required to have a video consultation, charged at our normal rates, with your physiotherapist or osteopath before coming into the clinic. We will only be seeing certain patients who we decide require face to face consultations rather than continuing with video consultations. This is in line with the recommendations from our regulatory bodies: The Chartered Society of Physiotherapy https://www.csp.org.uk/news/coronavirus/clinical-guidance/face-face-or-remote-consultations/guidance-england and the Institute of Osteopathy https://www.iosteopathy.org/covid-19/faq/
We have done everything we can to reduce the risk of our clinicians and patients contracting Covid-19. However, if you come for face to face treatment, please be aware that there is no way that we can eliminate the risk of you contracting Covid-19.
Please do not come in if either you or one of your household is in one of the higher risk groups including, but not exclusively, those who are immunosuppressed, those with underlying heart or lung conditions or and those over the age of 75.
Please do not come in if you have not been following the government guidelines for social distancing. If you are unsure of these please follow this link: https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus
Please do not come in if either you or one of your household has been ill in the last two weeks. Including, but not exclusively, the following symptoms: fever over 38 degrees, cough, shortness of breath, sore throat, head aches or fatigue.
We ask you to adhere to the following rules. We will terminate your appointment if you do not adhere to these rules and you will still be liable for the cost of the session:
If you have any suggestions or questions regarding your face to face or video consultations with us please do not hesitate to contact me firstname.lastname@example.org.
With best wishes,
Director, Octopus Clinic
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